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  • The human body requires only 0.5 grams of protein for every kilogram of body weight.
    - A 110 lb. person needs only 25 grams of protein.
    - A 165 lb. person needs only 37.5 grams of protein.
  • 1 gram of protein has 4 calories; thus, a person requiring 37.5 grams of protein obtains only 150 calories from the needed protein, which equates to only 8% of a 2000 calorie/day diet.
  • 46% of the calories in Romaine Lettuce come from Protein.
  • 43% of the calories in Asparagus come from Protein.
  • 43% of the calories in Broccoli come from Protein.
  • 33% of the calories in Collard Greens come from Protein.
  • 27% of the calories in Kidney Beans come from Protein.
  • 26% of the calories in Kale come from Protein.
  • 23% of the calories in Green Cabbage come from Protein.
  • 19% of the calories in Celery come from Protein.
  • 17% of the calories in Oats come from Protein.
  • 9% of the calories in Brown Rice come from Protein.
  • 7% of the calories in Sweet Potatoes come from Protein.

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